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Newt Scamander: "So where would you say that a medium-sized creature that likes broad, open plains—trees—water holes—that kind of thing—where might she go?"
Jacob Kowalski: "In New York City?"
Newt Scamander: "Yes."
Jacob Kowalski: "Plains? Ah, Central Park?"
— Newt Scamander and Jacob Kowalski discuss the characteristics of Central Park.[src]

Central Park is a large rectangular-shaped public park located in the heart of Manhattan in New York City.[1]


When trying to locate his escaped magical creatures in December 1926, Newt Scamander asked Jacob Kowalski where a "medium-sized creature" that liked "broad, open plains" including trees and water holes might go in the city.[2] Jacob suggested that such a creature might go to Central Park.[2] The pair arrived at the park to find it in chaos, Newt's escaped creature – a female Erumpent in estrus – having invaded the Central Park Zoo, letting several of the resident animals loose in the process.[3][4] The two managed to recapture the Erumpent with great difficulty and destruction.[4]

In December 1926, Uncle Edward, a usually calm poltergeist who haunted a New York family, had an angry outburst during a picnic in Central Park, hurling baked goods at passing No-Majs before "go[ing] AWOL."[5] The incident was reported in the 6 December 1926 morning edition of The New York Ghost.[5]


Notes and references

New York, NY, USA
Streets 43rd Street · 44th Street · 5th Avenue · 6th Avenue · Barclay Street · Broadway · Brooklyn Bridge · Canal Street · Centre Street · East 73rd Street · Lexington Avenue · Lispenard Street · Macdougal Street · Manhattan Bridge · Mercer Street · Monroe Street · Pike Street · Rivington Street · Times Square · W. Elsworth Street · West 24th Street
Neighbourhoods 11th District · The Bronx · Brooklyn · Diamond District · Liberty Island · Broadway · Manhattan · Queens · Tribeca
No-Maj places of interest Alonzo Zema Paper & Twine (439 Rivington Street) · Blanchard & Gable · Brobeck Theatre · Brockman Theatre · C. D. McLeod's Bargain Store and Curiosity Shop · Central Park · Central Park Zoo · Clipper Building · Columbia Bank · E. Wheeler Multigraph Machine Co. · Garrice & Sonnleitner Co. (241 Barclay Street) · Ginzberg Delaunay · Glovers Comedy Theatre · Jacob Kowalski's apartment (435 Rivington Street) · Janek & Pelowski Co. Handkerchiefs · The Kingly Court · Kowalski Quality Baked Goods (443 Rivington Street) · L. Caruso Music · M. N. Hora Co. · M. Voltolini & Co. · Macy's · Moreton Dale Canning Factory · New York City Hall · Orpheum · Pegasi Theatre · S.J. Bernstein Watches · Second Salem Church · Shaw Tower · Singer Building · Sovereign Theatre · Statue of Liberty · Steen National Bank (1790 6th Avenue) · V. Hahn's antiques shop (239 Barclay Street) · Valerie Valion Perfumers · Voclain & Co. · W. C. Morritt Theatre · Warners' Theatre · Woolworth Building (233 Broadway)
Wizarding places of interest The Blind Pig (124 Macdougal Street) · Ebbingdales Wonders for Wizards · Fleury's Fancy Fauna (33 Centre Street) · Goldstein sisters' apartment (679 West 24th Street) · Magical Congress of the United States of America (233 Broadway) · McTawny Broomsticks · The New York Academy of House-Elf Training · Wizard Broadway